National Oilwell Varco—also known as NOV—will begin hiring close to seven dozen direct employees for their New Iberia drilling technology facility in November.
"Direct positions will be office personnel, shop leadmen, assemblers and disassembly, painters, blasters and coaters," says NOV supervisor Marc Guidry.
Over the next two years over 80 direct employees will be hired at NOV's 78,000 sq.-ft. facility to manufacture and repair sub-sea risers that keep drilling fluids from leaching into the ocean. Additionally, 78 indirect employees will be hired as needed.
"The indirect will be all the inspection companies, welders, fitters and the stress company," says Guidry.
NOV says they will finish construction on the facility on South Lewis St. by the end of this year. President and chief executive officer of the Iberia Industrial Development Foundation, Mike Tarantino, says at that time his organization hopes to start working with NOV to get Iberia Parish workers into the facility.
"I'd like to see a job fair; I'd like to see a career fair; I'd like to see us reach out to local schools (the technical colleges)," says Tarantino.
NOV is saying these workers will make an average salary of $60,000, and so Tarantino says this new facility is a good deal for the community at large.
"Jobs like these are great opportunities for citizens to invest here, stay here, buy homes and contribute back to the community," says Tarantino.
If you're interested in applying for a job at NOV, Guidry says you can go to WWW.NOV.COM/CAREERS.